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  MICRO-TRAINS - N SCALE NEW RELEASES

Northern Pacific
Road Number NP 1347

This 12-1 heavyweight sleeper car is two-tone green with white lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. These cars continued to serve NP through the mid-1960s.

#142 00 320...$34.90


Southern
Road Number 2476 'Litchfield'

This 12-1 heavyweight sleeper car is pullman green with gold lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. Built in 1924 for Great Northern for use on their Chicago-Seattle “Oriental Limited” train, it later was transitioned back to Pullman leasing service, where it served on the Southern Railroad through the early 1960s.

#142 00 330...$29.95


Ferromex
Road Number ETTX 705838

This 89’ tri-level closed autorack is grey with red bands and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Built in 2015 by Trinity Rail this enclosed autorack design became the universal standard for most railroads by the mid-1970s, as it prevented vandalism and pilferage and helped to protect vehicles from the elements, and is commonly used to this day.

#111 00 290...$49.95


Canadian Pacific
Road Number CP 122936

This 40’ standard box car with single door with no roofwalk is red with white letteirng and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Repainted in the 1970s in bright red with the large Multimark herald, this 3900 cubic foot, 40’ car was originally built in the 1940s and belonged to series 115520-125610.

#024 00 410...$26.80


Union Pacific®
Road Number USAX 19421

WWII POSTER SERIES CAR #11

This 50’ troop kitchen car is dark green and runs on Allied Full Cushion trucks. During WWII, Union Pacific produced a variety of morale-boosting posters that depicted the railroad’s involvement in supporting the war. This car’s poster features large cannons on UP flats and a ship.

#118 00 210...$25.95

*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

HEINZ® YELLOW REEFER
Road Number HJHC 466

SERIES CAR #4

This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rods is brown with yellow decorated sides and runs on Arch Bar trucks. With a fleet of 700 cars, HEINZ was able to ship their product by rail to major markets throughout the US. These yellow sided refrigerator cars represent railcars painted throughout the late 1900s and through the ‘teens’. All cars carried the distinctive “Heinz 57” but each car advertised a different product.

#058 00 430...$29.95

*The Heinz trademarks are owned by H.J. Heinz US Brands LLC and Kraft Heinz Ca

Great Northern
Road Number GN 183376

This 40’ standard box car with plug & sliding door is glacier green with red markings and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Great Northern was a Class 1 railroad that ran from the great lakes to the west coast from 1857 to 1970, when it was merged into Burlington Northern.

#022 00 210...$24.80


Norfolk & Western
Road Number NW 562747

This 36’ riveted steel caboose with offset cupola is red with white lettering and runs on Bettendorf Swing Motion trucks. Built in the early 1940s this caboose received new paint and upgrades in the early 1980s, including the 1971 red paint scheme. It was retired from service in the late 1980s.

#100 00 410...$29.95


Pennsylvania
Road Number 564275

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This 40’ outside-braced box car with single door is Iron Sesqui-Oxide with white lettering and runs on Andrews trucks. Built in July of 1919 and serviced in the 1930s, this car belonged to a group of over 1800 in the class X26 fleet.

#028 00 131...$20.95


Union Pacific®
Road Number UP 110594

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This 40’ standard box car with plug & sliding door is aluminum with yellow sides and runs on Roller Bearing trucks. Built in 1964 for Union Pacific and used for bulky or fragile commodities, this car was painted with the “Automated Railway” herald adopted in 1962.

#022 00 051...$29.95

*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Canadian Pacific
Road Number CP 234014/234088

These 53’ corrugated containers are red with white lettering. Used to transport a wide range of commodities, it is common to see them across the North American rail network riding on aboard “double-stack” well cars.

#469 00 131...$16.95
#469 00 132...$16.95

These items are not on Standing Order.

UP® WWII Poster Series FT Locomotive
Road Number 1941

NOW AVAILABLE!
*Pre-orders were taken for this in July 2018

These 53’ corrugated containers are red with white lettering. Used to transport a wide range of commodities, it is common to see them across the North American rail network riding on aboard “double-stack” well cars.

#987 00 805…$109.95

*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

MICRO-TRAINS Z SCALE NEW RELEASES

Oppenheimer
Road Numbers OPPX 8024/8025

These 40’ wood reefers are brown with green decorated sides and run on Arch bar trucks. Founded in 1868 by Sigmund Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer & Company was located in Chicago and sold natural animal casings to sausage manufacturers. Eventually, their success lead the company overseas and is currently headquartered in Australia.

#518 00 691...$26.95
#518 00 692...$26.95


HEINZ® YELLOW REEFER
Road Number HJHC 466

SERIES CAR #4

This 40’ wood reefer is brown with yellow decorated sides and runs on Arch Bar trucks. With a fleet of 700 cars, HEINZ was able to ship their product by rail to major markets throughout the US. These yellow sided refrigerator cars represent railcars painted throughout the late 1900s and through the ‘teens’. All cars carried the distinctive “Heinz 57” but each car advertised a different product.

#518 00 660...$29.95

*The Heinz trademarks are owned by H.J. Heinz US Brands LLC and Kraft Heinz Canada ULC and are used under license.

Chicago & North Western®
Road Numbers 14303/14307

These 40’ despatch stock cars are yellow and green with yellow lettering and run on Andrews trucks. Rebuilt in the mid-1950s at the Council Bluffs shop, these single deck stock cars were sold to United States Railway Equipment and then leased back to CNW for use across the Midwest.

#520 00 241...$27.60
#520 00 242...$27.60

*CNW® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

MID-MONTH RELEASES


Frisco
Road Numbers 325/351

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders for this were taken January 2017
*Rendering shown for representation only

These SW1500 powered locomotives are reddish/orange with white band and run on AAR trucks. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway enlisted 46 EMD sourced SW1500s, painting them in Mandarin orange and white. These switchers could be found at all of Frisco’s major yards until September 1980 when they were taken over by the Burlington Northern system.

Road #325...#986 00 141...$194.95
Road #351...#986 00 142...$194.95




DODX ‘Cascade Green’ 3-Pack

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for these in July 2017
*Tank Loads come unassembled and unpainted. Decals and instructions included.

These 68’DODX flat cars are painted green with white lettering and run on Buckeye 6-wheel DODX trucks. Built by Fruit Growers Express in 1981, these heavy-duty Department of Defense flat cars belong to series 40000-40100. They’re used by the US Army and USMC to transport M1 Abrams tanks and other heavy military vehicles across the United States between bases for training and deployment.

#993 01 610...$124.95



QUAX Salvage Flat Packs

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for these in July 2018
*Renderings shown for representation only

Redstreak Specialized Railcar Services (QUAX) has a fleet of 89’ flat cars that feature adjustable bolster pedestals and specialized retainment devices so they can safely load, transport and unload damaged railcars and their trucks, increasing the likelihood of repair. Redstreak rents or leases these cars to most Class 1 railroads and many shortlines, making these cars likely to be found nearly anywhere in the country carrying a variety of damaged railcars.

‘Clean’ Flat with Damaged Tank Car Pack
#071 00 570...$74.95

‘Weathered’ Flat with Damaged Boxcar Pack
#071 00 580...$69.95


Union Pacific® 4-Pack
Road#217017, 217020, 217021, 217024

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for these in August 2018
*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

60’ Centerbeam Flat Car w/ ‘Opera Window’ Partition

#993 00 149…$114.95


Ambulance Wagon 2-Pack

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for these in August 2018
*Renderings shown for representation only

60’ Centerbeam Flat Car w/ ‘Opera Window’ Partition

#470 00 299…$34.95





Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Road Numbers 5036/5039

REPRINT
AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders for this were taken June 2017
*Rendering shown for representation only

These EMD SD40-2 locomotives are blue and yellow with aluminum trucks. This locomotive was built in 1977 as part of a large order for ATSF, and rebuilt several times in the 1990s. Some locomotives in this series later made it to BNSF in the 1996 merger. The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000 horsepower, turbocharged locomotive with electronic control systems built from 1972 to 1989 with nearly 4,000 units produced.

#970 01 091...$225.95
#970 01 092...$225.95


NEW PRE-ORDERS


Thomas Kinkade Painter of LightTM Series

Accepting Pre-Orders through December 31st
SERIES BEGINS MARCH 2019
*Rendering shown for representation only.

Micro-Trains is excited to announce our newest series; the Thomas Kinkade Painter of LightTM Series! This N scale series will feature twelve remarkable Thomas Kinkade paintings on black boxcars and will also include a locomotive and caboose. Each car will be equipped with interior lighting that can be turned on and off from the outside of the car using a wand, to illuminate the painting on the side of the car. Cars will also be available without the interior lighting component.

Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light™, emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art – and the branded products created from that art. From textiles, to collectibles, to music and books, Thom believed that both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings had been given to him as a gift. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths and to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he had created.

With Interior Light...$39.95 each
Without Interior Light...$31.95 each


Great Northern 4-Pack
Road# 24640, 24652, 24763, 24874

Accepting Pre-Orders through December 31st
COMING MAY 2019
*Rendering shown for representation only.

40’ Double-Sheathed Wood Box Car, Single Door, w/ Side BW

#993 00 153…$79.95